Trent is passionate about helping create opportunity and growth, especially through collaboration. Pursuing transformative opportunities and finding simplicity in complexity. Connecting people with knowledge, technology, funding, opportunities and each other.
Trent heads First Node, a boutique blockchain and corporate venture advisory firm. He is also Chairman of eGroup, connecting and supporting digital entrepreneurs with those who have walked the path before, along with capital and capability. Trent was the founding managing director and CEO of a multi-national energy company, an unmanned aerial vehicle company, a project manager and engineer for various energy, minerals, infrastructure and specialist projects across the globe.
Trent has over two decades of experience in creating and delivering international operations as a professional public company director, board advisor, entrepreneur, CEO, manager & engineer. Vast experience with technology, global business and capital finance markets, governance, stakeholder relations (government, investors, team, community and environment), business systems, project execution & delivery across a wide range of sectors.
A graduate of Oil & Gas Engineering, University of Western Australia and Mechanical Engineering, Curtin University. Member of the Golden Key Honour Society and Australian Institute of Company Directors. A certified yoga teacher, private pilot and grateful father.